|Chuck Wright||Arlan Schierbaum||Joe Retta||Stuart Smith||Richie Onori|
Chuck Wright’s résumé reads like a who’s who of music. In addition to countless sessions, world tours and even art directing covers for a number CD releases, Wright has been a member of several successful bands. Right out the gate, he was with Quiet Riot in 1983 when they released their multi-platinum album Metal Health.
Wright later joined Giuffria who scored an AOR hit with “Call to the Heart” in early 1985. This break lead to extensive touring with Deep Purple and Foreigner. Leaving Giuffria, Wright returned to Quiet Riot, and also recorded with Ted Nugent. He then put together House of Lords, the first band signed to Gene Simmons’ eponymously named record label. HOL toured the States and Europe extensively, and Wright left after their second album, Sahara, which featured the #1 most requested song on Rock radio with their cover of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home.”
The 90s and 2000s found the bassist diversifying his palette, reaching beyond rock into realms of reggae, rap, country, new age and film scoring which included working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. With over 80 International record releases, Wright’s reputation as one of the most sought after bass players has landed him working with such music icons as Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Slash, Gregg Allman, Carmine Appice, Ronnie Montrose, John Waite and Pat Travers.
Wright’s association with Heaven & Earth goes back to the very beginning. He is featured on the band’s two previous efforts, Heaven & Earth Featuring Stuart Smith and Windows to the World, so it was a natural progression for him to play on Dig and firmly establish himself as Heaven & Earth’s bass player.
Ever the optimist, Wright says 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year. “I’m expecting the band to be on a tour with a major headliner and making waves on terrestrial radio and the Internet. Quarto Valley, our label, is really behind us and will do whatever it takes to give this music a chance. I’m really looking forward to seeing it all unfold.”